26 days in Australia Itinerary

26 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Perth
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Sydney
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Adelaide
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Melbourne — 6 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and National Gallery of Victoria. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Surfcoastimages Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Sovereign Hill (in Ballarat), Lethbridge Wines (in Lethbridge) and The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, view the masterpieces at Federation Square, and explore the world behind art at Printmaker Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planning website.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Islamabad to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Islamabad in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Perth.
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Perth — 6 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fremantle Prison and The Perth Mint. Shop till you drop at Adam Monk Photography Gallery and Trowbridge Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Perth: Fremantle Markets (in Fremantle), Mandurah (Mandurah War Memorial & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Penguin Island (in Rockingham). Dedicate the 30th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and steep yourself in history at The Bell Tower.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 5 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of ATTY Gallery, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Queen Victoria Building.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Perth to Sydney by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney. While traveling from Perth, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Adelaide.
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Adelaide — 6 nights

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Heysen The Cedars and Adelaide Oval. Visiting Cleland Wildlife Park and Aldinga Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Australian Opal Company (in Hahndorf) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). Dedicate the 10th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, browse the different shops at The Parade Norwood, and get a taste of the local shopping with Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Adelaide road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Adelaide is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in November, Adelaide is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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